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Five Aspects of the Modern Temporal Regime

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reconstructs and critically examines the history of the modern time regime. The worldview associated with modernity's time regime rests on various presuppositions, five of which are ... More


Is Time out of Joint?

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that we are not at the terminal end of the modern time regime but merely at the beginning of its renewal. Before sketching out the main features of this renewal, the chapter first ... More


The Past Is Not Past; or, On Repairing the Modern Time Regime

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues for the repair of the modern time regime. It shows that saving the past by means of a “culture of preservation” is itself a central part of Western modernization. However, there ... More


Introduction

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter describes a change in the modern temporal order. The first is a general sense that the future is no longer much of a motivator in the arenas of politics, society, and the ... More


Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Seva Gunitsky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172330
eISBN:
9781400885329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172330.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. This book offers a new ... More


Conclusion

Aleida Assmann

in Is Time Out of Joint?: On the Rise and Fall of the Modern Time Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742439
eISBN:
9781501742446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter poses the question of whether or not we have too much past and too little future. After all, the notion of the past has dramatically increased in its range of meanings, as has ... More


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